Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Harpers Ferry, WV

We just got back from a wonderful trip to Harpers Ferry, WV.  I took the 3 boys (my girl is at the beach and hubby working.....) and we had an adventure.  We entered to Harpers Ferry National Park and hiked the little over a mile and a half trail to the lower town area.  Now....if you don't want to hike you can take yourself over to the visitor center and catch a shuttle!!  (I tell you this because if I had known about it earlier, we would have taken the shuttle both ways!.....)

We walked down these steps.....

My co-adventurers
But the hike was great in spite of the "my feet hurt" and "I'm thirsty" comments. 
We saw a lot of really neat things....like this little snake (I kept my distance....)

And this crane and these turtles....

If we hadn't walked we would have missed all of this......

Now Harpers Ferry is a rich place historically....You can get lots of great information from the National Park Website....I won't go into lots of detail here because.....I'd probably get most of the facts mixed up!  The teachers curriculum has a lot of great information too!

But it is a beautiful place as well....here are a few more pics of our time there....

Steps lead up to the beautiful church on the hill

Just had to add this pic.... :)

Those geese above had no qualms about us humans....this little guy actually got too close for my comfort....
And then we waited for the shuttle to take us back up to the visitors center and our car....so we can go to the campground...... (Will do a separate post for that......)

Hope you enjoyed the pics from our trip to Harpers Ferry....If you have a chance to go there it is well worth the trip!!!

Happy first day of Summer!!!


  1. great photos. The turtles are so cute sitting there. My fathers cousin was the mayor of Harpers Ferry about 20 yrs ago. Although my girls have been there.. i still never have. Do u believe that!! I will put it on my to do list!
    Have a great wednesday

  2. I just found your blog through google - thanks so much for this review, I have three kids and we're planning a trip to harpers ferry this weekend and your post was very helpful!